Weekly News: May 31, 2011

Those who attended the North American councils meeting included Fr. Paul Tennyson, Fr Claude Bédard, Dn. David Nagel, Fr. Bill Marrevee, Fr. Ed Kilianski, Fr. Bill Pitcavage, Br. Duane Lemke (host), and Fr. Jack Kurps standing, and Fr. Richard Woodbury, Fr. Tom Cassidy and Br. Frank Presto (kneeling)
Collaboration and religious life discussed at North American […]

Weekly news: May 23, 2011

Fr. Greg with his parents after the ordination. "Now where did you say those car keys were?"
Once he finally found a ride to the church, Fr. Greg Schill, SCJ, was ordained to the priesthood on Saturday, May 21.
“I didn’t know where the keys to my parents’ vehicle were,” said Fr. Greg during his first […]

Fr. Greg Schill’s first Mass

Fr. Greg distributes the Eucharist during his first Mass
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Fr. Greg Schill’s ordination

Fr. Greg with his parents after the ordination
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Fr. Greg Schill ordained!

On Saturday, May 21, Gregory Schill, SCJ, was ordained to the priesthood at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Helotes (San Antonio), Texas.  Bishop Oscar Cantú, auxiliary bishop of San Antonio, presided.
“I have always felt that I was called to priestly ministry,” said Fr. Greg.  “And the welcoming spirit and presence of the community attracted […]

Weekly News: May 16, 2011


James Nguyen, newly accepted candidate with the U.S. Province
James Nguyen, 22, was accepted during the recent Admissions Weekend as an SCJ candidate for the upcoming school year.  Born in Vietnam, he grew up in Seattle where he has lived since he was four.  He is the second member of his […]

A “missionary” to administration

Fr. Heru Ismadi, SCJ, general secretary
Years ago, missionaries from the Dutch Province went to Indonesia to begin an SCJ presence in the country.  Now, the Indonesian Province is one of the largest in the congregation.  Instead being a province served by missionaries, it is a province that sends its own men to serve around the […]

Weekly News: May 9, 2011

Fr. Tom Cassidy with Pope Benedict XVI during Fr. Tom's recent visit to the Vatican with CMSM officials.
Provincial’s time
Fr. Tom Cassidy returned from Rome last Thursday just in time for Sacred Heart School of Theology’s graduation on Friday. May 9-11 he has council meetings (including the annual budget reviews), and then heads to […]

Blog posts from the Philippines

Last week Fr. Bernie joined the Philippine District at the Final Vows Celebration for Bro. Lourdiso Z. Panhay and Bro. Nathaniel Robilla's Entrance to the Novitiate.
Fr. Bernie Rosinski is spending several weeks with SCJs in the Philippine District where he is helping with a few administrative tasks and teaching English.  While there, he has […]

Weekly News: May 2, 2011

When Fr. Bernie Rosinski visited the Philippine novitiate he was able to take part in the final vows ceremony of Br. Lourdiso Z. Panhay. Br. Lourdiso is pictured here with Fr. Jose Benedito de Moraes Machado, district superior and Fr. Bernie's traveling companion to the novitiate in Dumalinao.
Celebrating  vows, and Easter, in the […]